Free Membership Award

Thank you!

Every day we read new comments on the Drawing Academy course submitted here:

Thank you very much for your feedback and suggestions.

As promised, we awarded today one contributor with the full access to the Drawing Academy video lessons and bonuses.

And the winner is:

Dean Pridmore

Here is what Dean says about himself:

I was born and live in the United Kingdom. And I aspire to be a professional Fine Artist. My love of drawing started at a very young age. As a child I suffered several setbacks including the loss of my parents at the age of seven, resulting in 5 years of foster care. As a form of escapism I began to draw far more. It helped me, somewhat like a personal therapy. Eventually my Grandparents were awarded custody of me. And I have many great memories of receiving art and drawing books and creating drawings for them.

As a teenager I began to discover classical drawing, and improved my techniques and abilities, somewhat surprisingly achieving high grades in academical Art classes (of which were far from encouraging classical approaches). I left school and stopped drawing in pursuit of a paying career, but after health issues and an unsuccessful operation left my career plans in ruins I began to draw again. And as a result of the recent loss of my Grandfather (who encouraged the development of my art, along with my Grandmother who still does) I decided I would attempt to make a career of it.

I don’t believe my skills are on a professional level quite yet, but with the help of courses like this, I believe I can make it, and achieve a career I am proud and passionate about.

I hope to gain the knowledge I need to achieve my fullest potential, and be the best artist I can be. I have always admired the old masters. And believe true Fine Art is a tradition, passed down through generations, each contributing and building upon the last, and shared with anyone willing to learn those time tested methods.

Please join us in congratulating the winner!

Once again, thank you very much for your helpful contribution.

Best regards,

Vladimir, London and Natalie Richy
Drawing Academy founders and tutors

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Dean Pridmore says:

    Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn the time tested techniques of fine art. It really means a great deal to me. And I can take pride in learning from the best. And it is a privilege to be learning those skills from the Drawing Art Academy. It has not only made my day, but possibly my year. Thank you again

  2. Jivaji Deshpande says:

    Dear Dean,

    No one is better pleased than me to know that you have been awarded free drawing course by the Academy. You richly deserve it. I have no words to appreciate the yeomen service of the Drawing Academy for the cause of art. Please accept my heartiest congratulations.

    • Dean Pridmore says:

      Thanks for the Congratulations Jivaji. And I appreciate the considerate words. I never normally convey my experiences, but they, and my interest in drawing are connected. I look forward to improving greatly under the guidance of the Drawing Academy. Thanks again.

  3. Ronnie Rayner Larter says:

    Yes, congratulations on your award. I have recently been awarded the first 15 lessons for five articles, so I can understand how appreciative your must be to have the full 45 lessons. Well done.

    • Dean Pridmore says:

      Thank you Ronnie. I was indeed very grateful. I am looking forward to continuing to learning a great deal in the coming lessons. I have read your articles. I found the one entitled “To Smudge or not to Smudge” of particular interest as I, like you, have always smudged in some form or another. In fact I was taught to use this technique in Art classes during my school years. It’s been a difficult process transitioning to hatching, but one I am benefiting from. Congratulations on winning your lessons. It is well deserved. I look forward to reading more of your articles in the future.

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